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Newfoundland

Overview

Home to unparalleled natural beauty and friendly folks

Details

  • A comprehensive Newfoundland tour, with a wee taste of both Nova Scotia and Labrador
  • Multiple ferries and cruises – these are the Atlantic Provinces after all
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Multiple days in spectacular Gros Morne National Park
  • Celebrate Canada Day and July 4th
  • 27 meals: Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Roundtrip airfare to Halifax/from St John’s
  • Door-to-door airport transportation

Disclaimers

This tour requires a valid passport!

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

 An afternoon motorcoach ride from Sacramento to San Francisco positions you for tomorrow’s flight. Best Western Grosvenor Hotel (D)

Day 2

Arrive in Halifax and check-in to your downtown accommodations in Nova Scotia’s Capital City. Cambridge Suites Halifax (FB)

Day 3

Travel via Truro and Antigonish, crossing over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney board the ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your gateway to the island of Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic Ferry (CB,D)

Day 4

Drive through the Codroy Valley and Gros Morne National Park to the fishing community of Port au Choix on the northwest coast. Here you’ll learn of the ancient cultures that inhabited the peninsula 5,500 years ago. Sea Echo Motel (FB,L,D)

Day 5

Ferry from St. Barbe across the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. On this short visit you’ll experience a taste of Labrador’s rich tapestry of culture and history. Northern Light Inn (FB,D)

Day 6

Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to St. Anthony. Haven Inn (FB,D)

Days 7-8

Take a morning whale watching cruise from St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park where we slow the pace with a two-night stay. In the park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll cruise on the deep-water fjords of Bonne Bay and visit the mysterious formations of the Tablelands. Shallow Bay Motel – 2 nights (2FB,L,2D)

Day 9

Happy Canada Day! Travel through central Newfoundland to Gander, famous as the inspiration the Broadway musical Come From Away. Learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of 9/11when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed here. Simbad’s Hotel (FB)

Days 10-11

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outpost of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre. You’ll also drive through Terra Nova National Park and visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site marking the arrival of John Cabot in 1497. Quality Hotel – 2 nights (2FB,2L,2D)

Days 12-13

While the US celebrates independence you’ll travel to the intriguing seaport of St. John’s. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location nestled amid the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city tour, visit Bay Bulls and Cape Spear Historic Site, and take a cruise on Witless Bay to see colorful puffins and other seabirds. Delta Hotel by Marriott – 2 nights (2FB,D)

Day 14

Begin the long journey home confident you have seen the very best of Newfoundland  . . . and just a wee bit of Nova Scotia and Labrador, too! (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

Departures

Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Wednesday, July 6, 2022

14 Days, 27 Meals

Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 10 dinners

$7700
p.p./dbl.occ.
$8590
single

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